chronic alcoholism n.
[kron-ik] /ˈkrɒn ɪk/ adjective 1. constant; habitual; inveterate: a chronic liar. 2. continuing a long time or recurring frequently: a chronic state of civil war. 3. having long had a disease, habit, weakness, or the like: a chronic invalid. 4. (of a disease) having long duration (opposed to ). noun 5. Slang. . /ˈkrɒnɪk/ adjective […]
- Chronic atrophic thyroiditis
chronic atrophic thyroiditis n. Replacement of the thyroid gland by fibrous tissue.
- Chronic bronchitis
chronic bronchitis n. Inflammation of the bronchial mucous membrane characterized by cough, hypersecretion of mucus, and expectoration of sputum over a long period of time, associated with increased vulnerability to bronchial infection.
- Chronic desquamative gingivitis
chronic desquamative gingivitis n. A diffuse or patchy, often painful inflamed area of the gum caused by changes to the connective tissue as a result of the atrophy of epithelial cells. Also called gingivosis.